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Obama takes spot in history as first black U.S. president

WASHINGTON - Before a jubilant crowd of more than a million, Barack Hussein Obama claimed his place in history as America's first black president, summoning a dispirited nation to unite in hope against the ''gathering clouds and raging storms'' of war and economic woe.

January 20, 2009 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Local


Gatherings small and large across the nation as Obama takes office

Every four years, at noon on Jan. 20, the nation pauses. People slow and stop in airport concourses and outside the windows of electronics stores, watch the oath of office, perhaps catch some of the inaugural address. They move on.

January 20, 2009 | By ERIN McCLAM Associated Press Writer | Local


Police Report - January 21

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

January 20, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - MLK Parade; Boro Business with Jan Moore: Realtor of the Year

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, January 20, 2008

January 20, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Watch inauguration of Barack Obama - Live

Watch inauguration of Barack Obama as our nation's 44th president live Tuesday.

January 20, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


King parade meets history

On the eve of the historic inauguration of America's first black president, Bulloch County residents lined the streets of downtown Statesboro Monday for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade, honoring the slain civil rights leader.

January 19, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Interscholastic Equestrian Show; Bulloch History Moment: Naval Stores

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, January 19, 2008

January 19, 2009 | | Local


Morris Multimedia reporter covers the Obama inauguration

Brian Charles is a reporter with The Signal newspaper in Santa Clarita, Calif. The Signal is owned by Morris Multimedia, which also owns the Statesboro Herald.

January 19, 2009 | By BRIAN CHARLES bcharles@the-signal.com | Local


Inauguration party set for Tuesday in Statesboro

Georgia Southern Communication Arts professor and Board Chairman of the African American Business Owners Coalition, Curtis Woody, said the general public is invited to attend "Celebrating the Rebirth of Hope", a celebration of the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama.

January 18, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro chosen for Georgia Literary festival in 2010

The 12th annual Georgia Literary Festival in 2010 will be hosted by Statesboro, officials at the Georgia Center for the Book recently announced.

January 18, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


People urged to avoid peanut butter products

WASHINGTON - Federal health authorities on Saturday urged consumers to avoid eating cookies, cakes, ice cream and other foods that contain peanut butter until authorities can learn more about a deadly outbreak of salmonella contamination.

Most peanut butter sold in jars at supermarkets appears to be safe, said Stephen Sundlof, head of the Food and Drug Administration's food safety center.

January 18, 2009 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press Writer | Local


Local police seek suspect in stabbing

Police are seeking a man they said stabbed another man at a Spruce Street residence early Friday morning.

January 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SPLOST would fund new schools

A renewed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) in March will fund three new elementary schools as well as improvements to other schools in the county, said Charles Wilson, assistant superintendent for Bulloch County schools.

January 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tavis Smiley speaks at GSU; Cowboy Troy's Studio Statesboro performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, January 16, 2008

January 16, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Evermore Farms to host IEA show

Evermore Farms in Brooklet will play host to its team's largest show in history this weekend as they welcome the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA). It will be the first home show of 2009 for the Evermore Farms team, with classes scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

January 15, 2009 | SPECIAL | Local


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Crops, people and pets suffer from heat

A high-pressure "dome" hovering over the Southeast is making things pretty hot and dry around Bulloch County, and the heat wave could endanger crops, pets and people.

June 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Ticket deadline near for Bulloch County Historical Society's 41st annual meeting

If you plan to attend the 41st annual meeting of the Bulloch County Historical Society, you need to purchase your tickets by Wednesday.

June 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


ImagineAir here for real

Imagine the reality behind the 1990s TV show "Wings" evolved into the age of the Internet. Imagine a charter air service that can fly to more than 900 airports in the Southeast and along the East Coast from Florida to Maine. Imagine that for a month now it has been booking flights automatically through the Statesboro airport's website.

June 15, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Accidental shot kills Statesboro man

A man died Monday morning after an accidental gunshot that occurred while he was cleaning his car at a Fair Road car wash.

June 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Downtown advocate agencies look back and ahead

Main Street Statesboro and the Downtown Development Authority held their annual meeting last week in the ballroom of the Quality Inn in downtown Statesboro.

June 15, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Credit union's future excites new CORE leader

Monday was the first day on the job for the new president and CEO of Core Credit Union in Statesboro.

June 15, 2015 | | Local


Boro man charged in 9 burglaries

An investigation into a rash of recent burglaries resulted in the arrest of a man suspected in at least nine incidents.

June 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Nighttime lane closures begin on SR 67 for resurfacing project

A resurfacing project is now underway on GA 67 in Statesboro. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, crews began resurfacing the roadway Thursday night.

June 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


'Color Squared' showcases art of quilting

"Quilt," a noun and verb, is a sandwich of cloth with a padding between, held in place by tiny stitches.

June 13, 2015 | By Scott Foxx Special to the Herald | Local


David Emanuel Academy earns nationally recognized accreditation

The head of school and the board of trustees announced today that David Emanuel Academy, located in Stillmore, Georgia, earned accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED.

June 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Kids go wild at the library

On Thursday, June 11, the Statesboro Regional Library welcomed Georgia Southern's Center for Wildlife Education for an hour of up-close-and-personal interaction between Statesboro kids and a few of the center's critters. Connor Merry of the wildlife center taught about the animals' behaviors and environments and helped dispel myths surrounding the creatures in his care.

June 13, 2015 | Scott Bryant Staff | Local


Suspect killed in attack on Dallas police

DALLAS - A man planted pipe bombs outside Dallas police headquarters and sprayed the building with bullets during a wild street battle early on Saturday that authorities said miraculously left no one dead or injured except the suspect, who was later shot and killed in his van by a police sniper.

June 13, 2015 | BY NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Local


11 facing charges after two incidents

An attempt to serve a parole violation warrant ended with eight arrests Wednesday after Bulloch County Sheriff's Office deputies found drugs and drug paraphernalia at a Martin Swinson Road residence. The arrests also led to further charges Thursday after the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team (CST) executed a search warrant at the address of two of the eight originally charged Wednesday.

June 13, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Informal markets operate free while city makes rules

Stephanie Ellis' Open Market at 1695 Northside Drive East opened the past two Saturdays, after being closed four months while Ellis tried to meet requirements pointed out by city staff members.

June 13, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


No millage rate increase for schools

Officially the budget is still tentative, subject to final approval June 25, but there will be no increase in the property tax rate for school funding in Bulloch County this year.

June 12, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


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